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Best free campgrounds near Ballarat

The Ballarat region hosts a huge collection of fantastic free campgrounds! Whether you're looking for a summer lake-side camp, a peaceful bushland setting, or a scenic spot by the river, you're sure t...
Posted 20/01/2021 in Places
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Best free campgrounds near Bendigo

The Bendigo region hosts a huge collection of fantastic free campgrounds, with many of them located very close to town in the Greater Bendigo National Park and along the gorgeous Campaspe River. This ...
Posted 13/01/2021 in Places
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Best lake-side campgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields

Looking to escape the heat and discover your next summer camping destination? Check out the following list of great lake-side campgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields, where you can set up camp and set...
Posted 06/01/2021 in Places
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16 top swimming spots near Bendigo

Looking for awesome new swimming spots around Bendigo? We've got you covered! Discover all the nearby places where you can relax in pretty rock pools, swim beneath waterfalls, jump into reservoirs, an...
Posted 03/01/2021 in Places
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Historical Gold Maps of the Western Australian Goldfields

This list of maps links to historical maps for various towns and regions throughout the Western Australian goldfields. These maps have been selected because they display useful information regarding t...
Posted 01/01/2021 in Gold
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Crevicing for gold in creeks and rivers

Crevicing is a method of extracting gold from any cracks or crevices in a river bed, and is an effective way of retrieving gold from a creek or river without having to process lots of gravel. The crac...
Posted 22/12/2020 in Gold
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Connect with others and learn how to find gold in Victoria

Looking to learn more about gold prospecting and how to find gold in Victoria? One of the best things you can do is connect with other gold prospectors, whether it's online or in person, and share gol...
Posted 21/12/2020 in Gold
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Ultimate school holiday guide for the Victorian Goldfields

The summer holidays are upon us again! We've collected so many great places for swimming, camping, fishing, day trips, scenic drives, family barbecues, self guided tours, gold prospecting, and more, s...
Posted 17/12/2020 in Things to do
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Campgrounds where you can swim in the Victorian Goldfields

One of the best ways to spend a weekend during summer is to pack your bags and head out on a lake or riverside camping trip! We've got some great campgrounds where you can swim throughout the Victoria...
Posted 12/12/2020 in Places
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Online directory of Victorian gold maps

Take a look through the following sections to find gold maps for prospecting in Victoria, including historical maps, state/national park maps, interactive online maps, and gold map books you can buy o...
Posted 11/12/2020 in Gold
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Beautiful ruins of the Victorian Goldfields

There are some gorgeous ruins scattered throughout the bushland of the Victorian Goldfields, they are always fascinating to stumble upon. Throughout the region you will find a huge amount of these sit...
Posted 09/12/2020 in Places
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Beautiful Basalt of the Victorian Goldfields

Basalt is a volcanic rock which can fracture as it cools, forming spectacular hexagonal columns! There are some amazing places across the Victorian Goldfields which feature these stunning columns of r...
Posted 08/12/2020 in Places
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Spectacular landscapes in the Victorian Goldfields

There are some seriously unique landscapes tucked away in the Victorian Goldfields, ranging from wild rocky slopes to surreal colourful cliffs. We've gathered some of the best in the region, where the...
Posted 08/12/2020 in Places
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Best fishing spots in the Victorian Goldfields

There are plenty of fantastic fishing spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields! We've gathered together a few of the best in the region to help inspire your next fishing adventure.
Posted 07/12/2020 in Miscellaneous
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How to read historical gold maps

If you're just starting out prospecting and/or seeing some of the terms used on the maps for the first time (such as "reef, lead, alluvial workings" etc), the maps can get a little confusing. We've pu...
Posted 07/12/2020 in Gold
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8 striking natural features in the Victorian Goldfields

While travelling across the Victorian Goldfields, sometimes you'll come across things that are truly remarkable. We've found all kinds of things let out in the bush by people, ranging from mostly-buri...
Posted 07/12/2020 in Places
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Melbourne to the Goldfields, a gold prospecting guide!

Thinking of heading out from Melbourne to try your luck searching for gold in the Victorian Goldfields? We've got all the information you need to get started!
Posted 06/12/2020 in Gold
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The Weekend Prospector with Andrew Bales

The new season of The Weekend Prospector has premiered, and judging by the first episode it's definitely shaping up to be one of the best modern educational resources to help prospectors find more gol...
Posted 13/09/2020 in Gold
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Go for a drive in the Victorian Goldfields!

Looking for something to do on a hot summer day? Why not go for an air-conditioned drive in the Victorian Goldfields? Pack some snacks and a cold drink for the road, because we've got a huge collectio...
Posted 16/08/2020 in Things to do
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